Selfljót

Selfljót, a rather deep and quiet river. Formed from the Gilsá river, coming from the lake Vestdalsvatn, and many tributaries from the Úthérað mountains. A landing dock and a storehouse were constructed there in the middle of the 20th century for the benefit of local farmers. Good fishing. Where it flows into the sea it is called Óshöfn. This has sometimes been an anchorage. The sagas tells of a ship that was sailed into the inlet of Unaós and this is supported by the landmark names Ár (Oar), Skipaklettur (Ship Rock), Knörr (a type of ship) and Knarrará (Ship River) just beyond the bridge that stands there today.